Preparing for Upcoming Storm

Preparing for Upcoming Storm

As we brace for another storm, it's crucial that we are all prepared. Witnessing the impact of the recent storm on our region, we are determined to minimize potential damage. While forecasts can change, we are expecting significant rain starting Thursday and another storm following on Monday.

The County Office of Emergency Services urges everyone to take proactive steps by devising a plan, assembling an emergency go-kit, and staying informed through alerts.

Here’s what you can do.

  • Have a go-kit to keep necessary items handy if you have to evacuate, including food and medication.
  • Check with schools or childcare providers to ensure you know emergency plans and how you will be contacted.
  • If you are separated during a disaster, discuss where to reunite because phone service may not be reliable.
  • Your pets are part of your family, too. Make sure they are microchipped and have evacuation items for them, including crates for small pets. In addition, have evacuation plans for larger animals such as horses or livestock.

Register your cell phones with AlertSanDiego so that you will all be notified of an emergency affecting your neighborhood. This is especially important if you no longer have a landline at your home. Download the SDEmergency App to receive updates.

Here are the designated locations where you can obtain free sandbags. We recommend calling in advance to confirm their current stock availability.

City Locations:


Escondido Sports Center

3333 Bear Valley Parkway

Escondido, CA 92025

M - Fri., 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

P: 760-839-4668 (Bring a shovel)

*City residents only (ID Required);

Limit 10 bags per resident*


3210 Oceanside Blvd.

Hours vary P: 760-433-3316

Bring a shovel

*City residents only; 10 sandbags per resident*

San Marcos:

201 Mata Way, San Marcos, CA 92069

Available 24 hrs.

P: 760-752-7550

Self-service in parking lot


1165 E. Taylor St., Vista, CA 92084

M - Th. 6:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Every other Fri. 6:00 AM - 4:30 PM

P: 760-643-4545

*City residents only (ID Required);

Limit 10 bags per resident*



Palomar Mountain Fire Station #79

21610 Crestline Road Palomar Mtn., CA 92060

P: 760-742-3701

Pala Mesa Fire Station #4

4375 Pala Mesa Drive Fallbrook, CA 92028

P: 760-723-2024

De Luz Fire Station #16

39431 De Luz Road Fallbrook, CA 92028

P: 760-728-2422

Rincon Fire Station #70

16971 Highway 76 Pauma Valley, CA 92061

|P: 760-742-3243

Valley Center Fire Station #2

28205 N. Lake Wohlford Road Valley Center, CA 92082

P: 760-751-7605

Sunshine Summit Fire Station #59

35227 Highway 79 Warner Springs, CA 92086

P: 760-782-9113



Deer Springs Fire Station #11

8709 Circle R Drive Escondido, CA 92026

P: 760-749-8001

Deer Springs Fire Station #12

1321 Deer Springs Road San Marcos, CA 92069

P: 760-741-5512

Miller Fire Station #15

 9127 W. Lilac Road Escondido, CA 92025

 P: 760-728-8532

Ocotillo Wells Fire Station #61

 5841 Highway 78, Borrego Springs, CA 92004

 P: 760-767-7430

Deer Springs Fire Station #13

10308 Meadow Glen Way East Escondido, CA 92026

P: 760-751-0820

San Pasqual Fire Station #84

17701 San Pasqual Valley Road Escondido, CA 92025

P: 858-573-1322

Ranchita Fire Station #58

37370 Montezuma Valley Road Ranchita, CA 92066

P: 760-782-3467 *(Not staffed 24/7)

Warner Springs Fire Station #52

31049 Highway 79 Warner Springs, CA 92086

P: 760-782-3560

Borrego Springs Station #60

2324 Stirrup Rd. Borrego Springs, CA 92004

P: 760-767-5436

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